She was also involved with her school’s marching band leadership team, wind ensemble, jazz band, and pit orchestra, and spent summers at ASU’s Cannon Music Camp and the NC Governor’s School. Taylor finished high school at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, earning her high school diploma with a concentration in flute, and holds s a Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Development – Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture with a minor in Music and a focus in education from Appalachian State University. Post-undergrad, she served as the middle school band director for the Palo Verde Unified School District, establishing a brand-new band curriculum for the district’s 6th-8th grade students.
Taylor studied with Nancy Schneeloch-Bingham, Tadeu Coelho, Brooks deWetter Smith, and Julie Frederick. She has performed in masterclasses for Greg Patillo, Goran Marcusson, and Jim Walker. Taylor currently works as a marching band camp and in-school clinician, working with WCPSS band programs to provide specialized instruction for flute and woodwind students. Additionally, she performs with the Raleigh Civic Symphony, where she is a board member, and the Cary Town Band, for which she also serves as an assistant conductor.
Taylor’s teaching philosophy focuses on developing the whole musician by cultivating musical instincts, laying a solid technical foundation, and building a routine of sustainable music-making through healthy musicianship and body awareness.